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NBC
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
reform if congress can't or won't act. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama's nominee to run the pentagon will have to wait at least another week for an up or down vote in the senate. it now appears chuck hagel will get the vote when senators return. two top republicans say they will stop efforts to stall his confirmation. that filibuster came a day after hagel was approved by the armed services committee on a party-line vote. one of his most vocal opponents says while he doesn't believe hagel is qualified, he won't hold up the process. >> i thought we had an agreement to wait a week so the remaining questions would be answered, but i understand the white house wanted a vote. they got a vote. we will have a vote when we get back. i'm confident that senator hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense. >> the gop it says blocked hagel's nomination in an effort to further examine his record and views on israel and iran. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to bring a final vote to the floor when congress goes back in session
CNN
Feb 19, 2013 1:00am PST
at the inauguration festivities for obama in washington. it grew so loud, president obama visited his home town to address this epidemic, to add his voice, and in the audience behind the president was 14-year-old destiny warren. she came because like so many others, she was tired of losing classmates, neighbors, friends. sadly though, tonight, destiny warren has lost far more. sadder still, she's not alone. in the world she lives in, the world she and so many others are trying hard to change, it seems tragically that enough is never enough. the report from ted rowlands. >> hey, chicago. >> no one listening to president obama had any reason to think they were anything but part of the solution to the problem of gun violence plaguing the city of chicago. least of all, destiny warren, but just a few hours later, she was involved in the worst possible way. when her sister, 18-year-old jenay was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence is going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> it hurt, because that was
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama is back in washington tonight, he spent the weekend in florida, he has been golfing with tiger woods. now it's back to business, but washington looked like a ghost house. the deadline looms, less than two weeks until the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. lawmakers are in their district this is week and when they return to washington they will have four days to agree on a alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say they are working toward a deal. >> the automatic spending cuts will hurt social programs and a big recreational one in san francisco. we are talking about fleet week a navy memo said that the blue angels will be grounded this summer. they perform in 30 u.s. cities each year, while the angels are one part of fleet week, they are generally the biggest draw and the key reason that a million people spend that weekend in san francisco every year. >> the santa cruz community is on high alert after yesterday's violent sexual attack on a woman visiting the campus. she was beaten and raped on a wooded path at noon. she was treated at a local
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> president obama returns to washington tonight following a presidents' day weekend golf vacation in florida. yesterday's foursome was a memorable one, since one of the four was tiger woods. that's a first for both men. the presidential golf outing is a long-time tradition. so is the desire to stay out of camera range, most of the time. though this might be a little different. nbc's andrea mitchell is with us tonight from washington with more. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the president's downtime is very special time. the white house also has made a commitment to have a small group of reporters following him everywhere he goes. all that blew up this weekend in florida when white house reporters were locked out of an exclusive golf club and only found out that the world's most powerful man was playing a round with the world's most famous golfer on twitter from the golf channel. when fdr died in warm springs, georgia in 1945, white house reporters were in washington. when president eisenhower had his first heart attack after playing 27 holes of golf outside denver in
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 2:00am PST
for presidents' day. stock market is closed as well as banks and the post office. president obama heads back to washington after he played a round of golf with tiger woods on sunday. the president spent all day saturday at the floridian national golf club taking lessons from wood's coach. this is the first time they have played golf together. and that is your 5@5:00. >> i wonder of all of the people he could play golf with. >> he's getting lessons from one of the greatest coaches. the northeast cannot seem to escape all of the snow. last week it was a blizzard. now parts of new england getting hit once again with even more wicked weather. there's word another storm is heading to the northeast just in time for your workweek. a blast of icy air hitting the southern states. parts of florida below freezing. it's a huge concern for farmers who are working hard to spray their crops in order to keep them from freezing. maria molina is tracking all of this extreme weather. good morning. >> good morning everyone. we are talking about bitterly cold air across portions of the southeast all of the way d
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
if washington can't avert the sequester? >>> president obama is tailoring his sales pitch today by talking to al sharpton and other minority radio hosts and yesterday by appearing on tv stations in states that will be hard hit by defense cuts. >> instead of us cutting education, instead of us kegt mental health programs, instead of us affecting military readiness and a whole range of other things that are really important to our security and our prosperity, we should be focused on programs we know don't work, waste in government, and some of these tax loophole that is we can close that frankly only benefit the well off and the well connected. >> in connecticut today vice president biden and parents of a 7-year-old sandy hook victim are tackling gun violence together. >> plus, a first fashion line. could a fragrance be next? jimmy kimmel sees opportunity knocking for the strug lingpost office. >> introducing a new fragrance by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
protect your eye health. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here today is president obama's leaked immigration plan. tonight on "special report" the news that the president has his own version of immigration reform legislation came as something of a surprise to the bipartisan group of senators already working on framework of a deal. gasoline prices are up for the 32nd day in a row. the average price is $3.783 a gallon and yet there is it will to no movement on proponed keystone xl pipeline to bringca fadian oil to the gulf coast. the sequester is set to kick in march 1. we get analysis from karl rove and joe trippi. investigators have enough evidence to charge syrian government leaders with war crimes but that is not all. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and the colleague with "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> andrea: another day and epic blow-out between alak baldwin and someone in the media. it started when a new york post reporter caught up with the actor in new york city. she tells police she asked about a lawsuit involving his
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
, of course, leaves a big boost for the local economy. on this presidents' day, president obama is back in washington tonight after spending the weekend in florida, even golfing with tiger woods yesterday. congress is out for the entear week making the city -- take a look -- look like a ghost town. some tourists were irritated saying less than two weeks remain until the $85 billion in spending cuts kick in. >> it is quite concerning that they're not here. >> get it solved. it's keeping everybody on pins and needles. >> lawmakers are spending this weeklong recess in their own districts and when they return to washington they'll have four days to agree on an alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say the politicians are working towards a deal despite being in recess. >>> while we wait for congress, the states are taking matters into their own hands. in colorado today house members pass ed new ammunition limits o background checks. the package of bills bans high capacity ammunition magazines and forbids concealed weapons on college campuses. democratic majorit
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
both sides are far from a deal. danielle notingham reports for wjz from washington. >> the obama administration is warning americans, they'll feel the effects of automatic budget cuts at the airport. >> if more than half of our employees are at the f.a.a., the f.a.a., there has to be some impact. >> reporter: transportation secretary ray lahood said the flying public will start to feel the spending cuts set to kick in next friday. he expects up to 90-minute delays at large airports during peak travel times, while some smaller, regional airports may have to shut downault. he warned lawmakers they're going to hear about it. >> their phones are going to start ringing. why does this have to happen? >> reporter: long delays could be just the start for headaches for travelers. they say if air traffic controllers are forced to stay home, airlines could be forced to cancel flights. >> reporter: meeting with the japanese prime minister friday, president obama said avoiding these cuts should be a no- brainer. >> hope springs eternal. and i will keep makin
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
washington and we go through michelle obama. more from "the washington post 's" style section this morning. host: she sat down for interviews. you can see at circuits -- excerpts on a website. [video clip] >> i think to the extend this feels natural to me, i would never have thought being first lady would feel natural. i try to make it me. i try to bring michelle obama into this while respecting the tradition that is american's. host: first lady michelle obama. there's more on our website, c- span.org. jj in silver spring, maryland. caller: good morning. it can at times shoulder ignorance of other aspects of the policies. nancy reagan was in the former soviet union and was touring churches with lisa gorbachev -- raisa gorbachev. she made an effort to bring a focus on the lack of religious freedom in the former soviet union. it was united states policy at one time. it resulted in the deaths of hundreds of americans at wounded knee. the policy was to stamp out the ghost movement. that is a piece of american history a lot of people do not know about. he should have some knowledge about that.
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
this week to interview president obama. i leaf tomorrow. my report live from washington begin airing tomorrow evening at 5 here on abc 7 news. >> i'll be here reporting the next couple daisy. tweeting from washington as well. at dan ashley abc 7 so follow me on twitter as well. lacking for experience opportunity to talk about issues we care abou about. >> we look forward to hearing what he has to say time. all right let's check in now with sandhya. >> we said at the top storm is coming. >> last time we had measurable rain here in the bay area february 8th. it has been a long time in coming as we check out live doppler 7hd not whole lot is happening but there is moisture coming. it's up to the north. crescent city eureka a light moderate rain falling right now. we have a winter weather advisory beginning at 4 a.m. for the sierra nevada lake county area running until 11:00 p.m. tuesday. expecting 6 to continue inches of snow over the mountains and snow level will be around 2000 feet.so that's where the winter weather advisory in effect. weighs lack from high definition roof
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some tax increases, and they say, you know what, all these cuts, sure it's a meat clever approach, not a scalpel, but at least they're cuts, and it's not about tax increases. we kind of -- they believe that to maintain the core of who the republic
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
. what i can tell you is that president obama will be leaving washington, d.c., taking his message on the road next week when he heads to knew port nene virgin virginia. >> kristin welker at the white house, thanks so much. let's turn to our panel, eddie bernice johnson and jared bern teen, a senior fellow. good day to both of you. congresswoman, good afternoon. isn't this actual sequester, let's be honest, exactly what republicans like paul ryan have been longing for? i mean, you know that he's put together multiple budgets that would slash everything from meals on wheels to transportation services for the disabled. this sequester, it just gives him the chance to see all of these services cut to pieces and he sits back with clean hands and an impure heart. is that not true? >> well, sure it's true. the unfortunate thing is that this is not about obama. it's not about the president. it's about the people of this nation. it's about the future of this nation. we cannot afford to cut off all of our future because of the threat of sequester. we cannot go forward unless we do some forwa
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
day. andrea mitchell live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the sequester is going to go into effect. is this going to be worked out by continuing resolutions by the end of march? a little bit of short-term pain, long-term gain? >> yep. you know, andrea, i think performance on both sides is the right word. look, i think the policy debate over whether a deal with get done between now and march 1st to avert the sequester is over. congress is away for the president's day week. when
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
and jam crane, a major democratic donor. mr. obama due back in washington tonight. not only will facebook probably not pay a penny in federal and state taxes for all of 2012, the social media giant expects a federal tax refund of -- are you ready? $430 million. wow. here's why. facebook reported about $1 paraleg $1 billion in pretax dollars last year but gets to rely on stock options it awards to executives. it's perfectly legal. >>> an air force bomber jacket worn by jfk is a top seller of kennedy family memorabilia. the leather jacket has the presidential patch on it. it fetched $629,000. other items included a birthday card from john john to his dad and a marked up itinerary for the slain president's 1963 trip to dallas. relatives found the items at the ho home of one of jfk's special assistants. >>> a new report by "usa today" is uncovering serious problems with a multimillion dollar army program. the program calls itself the human terrain system. it's designed to help american troops better understand and interact with people in countries where they're stationed, to win the hearts an
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: so president obama is about to return to washington after a guys' weekend in florida where he played a round of golf with tiger woods. we'd love to show you pictures but there aren't available because the press was shut out. didn't the president say this last thursday? >> this is the most transparent administration in history. i can documentbe how that is the case. >> dana: the white house press corps is not convinced. fox's senior white house correspondent ed when i have current the president of that group -- ed henry is the currently the president of the group and said they're frustrated not having access to the president all weekend and they will continue to fight for transparency in the days ahead. okay. golf-gate. gutfeld, since you are back and here, you're up first. this isn't really necessarily about golf. this is about the press' frustration feeling like they are not getting access. now that president obama doesn't have another election to run for, maybe the white house press office is testing the waters to see how much they c
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
. thanks. to washington, where 3rez obama's choice for defense secretary remains in limbo. chuck hagel's nomination so hold for a week while congress is in recess. what's all the drama involving this vote? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning. >> a republican standing against his nomination here. i think we're used to republicans standing up against the president. why in this case which it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he will eventually get through? >> a lot of republicans don't like him. don't take my word for it. that's what john mccain said on thursday, saying there's a lot of ill-will over republicans over hagel's criticism of president bush and iraq and the surge and all the rest. and as a result they're jamming them up. i don't think it ultimately keeps him from being defense secretary. but it does weaken him, as well as his own performance at his confirmation hearing, which left a lot of people disappointed as well. >> and there is some discussion that this delay might allow his opponents to have more ammunition against him. any
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 11:00am PST
in washington. they want more action on climate change. among the demands, they're looking for president obama to kill the keystone xl pipeline. we've got a reporter right in the thick of it and we'll take you there, just moments away. >>> massachusetts is covered with a thick blanket of snow again, just a week after a monster blizzard slammed into it. boston is the hardest hit with strong winds and blowing snow, making it very difficult to see. as you can see that driver there. in detroit a snowstorm resulted in a massive pile-up on the highway, southbound 175, i-75 was shut down for hours after about 20 to 30 cars spun out of control, drivers said it was simply impossible to see in a snowstorm. >> it was just like somebody suddenly threw a white sheet across the -- >> we could see nothing ahead of us. >> -- the wind shield. you could hear cars one after another banging. >> the winter storm warning for massachusetts ends a couple of hours from now just about 5:00. >>> over in illinois the family of jesse jackson jr. are struggling to cope with allegations the former congressman misused campai
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
of women who served as first lady. from went to washington to michele obama. it begins 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> you are watching the tv on c-span2. here's our primetime lineup for tonight. former democratic oarsman argues that congress will be continuing to stay locked on sequestration until an agreement is reached. .. during his tenure and contends that congress will remain locked on legislation until the start to understand each other. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much for those kind words and a thank-you all for being here tonight. this is a wonderful crowd, and i am very pleased to see so many of you here
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
tonight and delves into the private and public lives of first ladys from marsha washington to michelle obama. here is a preview. >> i think to the extent that this feels natural to me at any level and i would never have thought that living in the white house and being first lady would feel natural, it is because i try to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this, but at the same time respecting and valuing the tradition that is america's. >> joining me is mark farkus executive producer and the historian that worked on the series and featured in it. good to see both of you. >> thank you, chris. >> why this? why now? what do you want people to understand about the role of first lady that they probably didn't know before? >> i think you take a look at someone like michelle obama and the recent first ladies and out in front of the camera and espousing phenomenas, and you take a look at abigail adams lobbying her husband for the rights of women and saying that if you do not keep in mind the ladies taking a look at the declaration of independence and also the consti
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
. the dow and nasdaq down less than 0.1% the s&p 500 up 0.1%. in washington, this week's theme was the middle class. president obama underlined that in his state of the union address as did republicans in their response. there is wide-spread agreement america needs to do more to ease the anxieties of middle class families. but as darren gersh reports, solutions that help workers climb into the middle class and stay there are easy to talk about, but hard to implement. >> reporter: it may not solve all the problems, but a rapidly growing economy is a good place to start when it comes to creating middle class jobs. a tight labor market makes it possible for workers to demand raises and better benefits. which is why former obama adviser jared bernstein thinks economic austerity is the wrong medicine to take right now. >> you have public governments across europe and the united states sort of pulling out their fiscal supports too soon and that's hurting the middle class. >> reporter: of course conservatives consider bloated public spending a burden that threatens long-run economic g
NBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:30am EST
. mara. >> chapman bell live in pretoria, thanks so much for that. >>> well, the add obama administration is set to unveil a new strategy to strike back against cyberespionage. nbc's danielle leigh is live in washington with the details. danielle, good morning. what are we expecting to hear from the white house this morning? >> reporter: mara, good morning, the white house is pretty tight lipped about the specifics but what we do know they're releasing a more detailed report today to detail the aggressive step this can take to combat his cyberhacking. this is something we've been hearing from the white house and defense secretary leon panetta that they're concerned about. and reports that the chinese military is behind hacking efforts. targeting the infrastructure, a concerning revelation. >> and turning now to the budget battle there in washington, we're just days away from those looming across the board spending cuts, what's the latest on the administration to avoid the sequestration? >> reporter: well, experts believe that we will actually hit the sequester. that the cuts will take eff
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> reporter: meantime in washington, president obama plans to speak with congress this weekend to avert another crisis. but both sides are ramping up the blame game. listen to what the president said about the looming sequester during a press conference yesterday. >> i never think that anything's inevitable. we always have the opportunity to make the right decisions. my hope is is that we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: solutions the president is confident will work. but unless he can cut a deal with congress, alex, we could see drastic changes kick in this time next week. >> all right, michelle frandsze thank you for that. >> joining me now with reaction republican congresswoman marcia blackburn. representative blackburn, nice to have you back to the show. >> good to be with you, laenale >> the president says this is a no-brainer and says the congress can stop the sequester at any time. how do you respond to that? >> well, i find it all very interesting. because we didn't ha
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 7:00am EST
." exploring the lives of the women who served as first lady from martha washington to michelle obama in a first of its kind profit for television. season one begins at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 eastern on c- span. host: here in washington we have david winston adn from new york city steve mcmahan. thank you to both of the. as we look at the state of the union, what do you think about the tone? what about the term of the president's delivery ended the way he was saying his message? guest: i think he did what many presidents do in the state of the union address, he laid out an agenda for the future. those things tend to be kind of a list. then he built to a crescendo at the end on having a vote on the gun-control measures that he has introduced. i thought it was a terrific state of the union address that did lay out the agenda. republicans know what it is he would like to accomplish. american people know what is at stake. now we will see if congress is willing to act. guest: you had the inaugural and the state of the union. he laid out
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
day in washington d.c., but showing up for a reaction on climate change. environmentalists gathering at the nation's mall. the national mall. they want president obama to reject a proposed keystone pipeline that will carry oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. and supporters say the government intervention is ill-advised. a popular washington state gun maker responding to-- after they passed a sweeping assault weapons ban and new restrictions on ammunition. a political battle also at the same time is set in another state, colorado. lawmakers there are preparing to vote on gun control measures as early as tomorrow. adam housley is live for us in los angeles with more. adam. >> yeah, harris, the political gun battle from small towns like california, all the way to the national state and of course at the state level, you mentioned new york and colorado over the weekend, it was all about gun laws, like a marathon session on saturday. saw four of them passed, including gun laws that do everything from banning the purchase of magazines that hold 15 rounds to others have purchase private s
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
a open letter to president obama asking him to call off war on weapons. todd explained why op "fox news" earlier today. >> the initiative and a lot in washington and the lobbyists are trying to pass going to be more of a debtriment than a help. they are not protecting the kids. they're infringing op law abiding citizen from protecting themselves. they're really taking away from what really has happened. first we need to protect our children. >> kimberly: okay, so this is coming out strongly against the administration and what he calls the president's war on weapons. dana, from a communications per speculative, do you think this was effective coming from someone who is a survivor? >> dana: i think so. anybody who has experienced something personally adds to credibility of an argument. he has a point a lot of people share. i think that the administration to their credit, this is not something -- this issue is something they continued to pursue almost daily. they make some sort of news about it. whether it's news they intend to make or not like with the shotgun thing from president obamvic
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
to the hill to get past a previous budget crisis. >> one of the most curious lines in washington right now that this is obama's sequester. yes, the president might have proposed it. house republicans pushed it through their chamber, and the senate pushed it through the senate. it's really everybody's responsibility. all hands were on deck in 2011 when they did this. now, both sides have political advantages to stay where they are. the senate needs taxes. house republicans cannot put any tax revenue in this equation because john boehner passed tax increases with the fiscal cliff and cannot afford to do it again politically. it's too difficult for him. >> what about what's happening inside the caucus? the sort of rivalries, cantor and boehner and paul ryan sort of moving up on the inside? who is the most influential player right now in that caucus when it comes to budget decisions? >> it's john -- still it's three people. john boehner, eric cantor, and paul ryan, and paul ryan and cantor are going to keep boehner to the right. i mean, cantor and ryan's advisors have told us privately there i
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
in the "washington post" obama ruse. it's not that different from what rubio's group is talking about. but republicans can slam obama's plan as some sort of kenyan socialist inspired abdication of sovereignty. >> that's a good one. will laugh at that a week. >> they can blast the provisions on boarder security as laughable. they can describe the absence of a real plan for reforming the legal immigration process as slapdash or unserious or whatever they want to call it. so if the president really wants immigration reform to pass one of the most helpful things he could do is put out his own plan as decoy to draw republican fire while the senate works on bipartisan consensus, which looks suspiciously like what just happened. >> i said when rubio went on fox and other shows,it was a kabuki dance. marco rubio's plan is a great plan, look what he's doing and ignored he's doing it at 95% of what the president is doing. i'm fine. whatever gets you through the night, awesome. but let us not pretend that one of these plans is much different than others because it's just not. >> no, it's not. it
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